Island of Mozambique

Factors affecting the property in 1994*
  • Financial resources
  • Human resources
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Storms
  • Other Threats:

    Precarious state of conservation of the stone

Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Need for a detailed programme for the recuperation of the island

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1994
Requests approved: 1 (from 1994-1994)
Total amount approved : 35,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1994**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1994

[Oral report by athe UNDP/UNESCO Project on Island of Mozambique to the World Heritage Committee]  

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1994
SOC: Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)

Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)

The Committee took note of a report presented by the UNDP/UNESCO Project on the state of conservation of the Island of Mozambique. It was reported that the stone city on the island was in a precarious state of conservation, a situation that was heavily aggravated by the cyclone Nadia which occurred in March 1994. The predominantly privately owned houses in the macuti city were better maintained.

With the process of pacification and the possibilities of a sound economic development of the region, the monitoring mission recommended that:

  • the recuperation of the island be undertaken within the framework of an integral development project;
  • UNESCO coordinates bilateral and inter/multilateral cooperation for the island, particluarly in the field of training;
  • a mission be fielded of a funding specialist and a conservation architect to oversee restoration.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1994
Date of Inscription: 1991
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)(vi)
Documents examined by the Committee
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* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.